Demography and Statistics Databases

Note on database descriptions:

The descriptions below were, for the most part, supplied by the database providers and have undergone minimal editing. The TTUHSC Library of the Health Sciences guarantees neither the accuracy of these descriptions nor of the information found in the databases themselves. Inclusion of a database on this list does not imply endorsement of its contents by the Library.



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1990 Census

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)

Description: Data from Census 1990.

See also: American FactFinder

2000 Census

See: Census 2000 Gateway

2014 State Snapshots

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research (open access)

Description: "The State Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their State."

Note: Click the following link for more information about State Snapshots.

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About Texas

Source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission (open access)

Description: "Facts and information about the Lone Star State, as well as links to the various entities of Texas state government," organized in the following categories:

  • Business and Economics
  • Cities and Counties
  • Doing a Report on Texas
  • Education
  • Flags and Symbols
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Holidays
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Maps
  • Media
  • Newspapers
  • Officials and Notable Texans
  • Parks
  • Population
  • State Agency Publications
  • State and Federal Resources for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

About Texas: Population and Demographics

See: TexasOnline: About Texas: Population and Demographics

AFF

See: American FactFinder

American FactFinder

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)

Description: American FactFinder (AFF) is an online source for population, housing, economic and geographic data that presents the results from four key data programs.

Note: Click here for more information about American FactFinder.

See also: 1990 Census
See also: Census 2000 Gateway
See also: Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

ARCH

See: The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)

The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)

Source: TTUHSC Center Office of Rural and Community Health and TTU Dept. of Economics and Geography (open access)

Description: "The Atlas of Rural and Community Health provides an information resource about West Texas that highlights and compares the land, people, and economy of West Texas to the rest of the state. The goals of this project are to develop a predictive model for community resources required to meet health care needs of the rural elderly in West Texas."

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Census 2000 Gateway

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)

Description: Data from Census 2000.

See also: American FactFinder
See also: Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

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The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Source: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (open access)

Description: "For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians."

Note: Click here for more information about the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

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ePodunk: the power of place

Source: ePodunk (open access)

Description: "ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 46,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. Our listings also include geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America."

Note: "Profiling 46,000 cities, villages, towns, townships and podunks across America."

Note: Click here for more information about the ePodunk : the power of place.

See also: TTUHSC ePodunk Web page.

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Global Health Facts

See: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more

Global Health Facts - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (open access)

Description: "Global Health Facts, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIVAIDS [sic], tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socioeconomic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses."

Note: Click here for more information.

See also: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

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Kaiser Family Foundation global health facts

See: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more

Kaiser Family Foundation globalhealthfacts.org

See: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more

Kaiser Family Foundation state health facts

See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org

See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

Kaiser Family Foundation Texas: At-A-Glance

See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (open access)

Description: "The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), as the Nation s principal health statistics agency, provides access to a wide array of statistical information in many different formats."

Note: Click here for more information about the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

NCHS

See: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

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Office of the State Demographer

See: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer

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Podunk: the power of place

See: ePodunk : the power of place

POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE)

Source: POPLINE is a free resource, maintained by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with FHI360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

Description: "POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE), the world's largest database on reproductive health, provides more than 300,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE has numerous special features including links to free, fulltext documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; and many abstracts in French and Spanish."

Note: Click here for more information about POPLINE .

Population and Economic Detail for Cities, Counties, MSAs, and States

Source: Window on State Government Population and Economic Detail for Cities, Counties, MSAs, and States

Source: Window on State Government (open access)

Description: Population and economic data from the U.S. Census organized as follows:

  • The States
  • Texas MSAs
  • Texas Counties
  • Texas Cities

Note: Window on State Government the Web site of Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Population Data for Texas

See: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics

Population Index

Source: Princeton University. Office of Population Research (open access)

Coverage: Vol. 52, no.1 (spring 1986)-v. 66, no. 1 (spring 2000).

Description: "Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000."

POPulation information onLINE

See: POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE)

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Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (open access)

Description: "Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography."
See also: American FactFinder

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RAND State Statistics

Source: RAND Corporation (paid site license) 

Description: "RAND State Statistics contains nearly 400 Social Science databases and is made up of four sites, each with a specific geographic focus as indicated under Browse on the home page. RAND State Statistics contains nearly 200 databases that cover all 50 U.S. states ... RAND Texas contains the same 90 databases found on RAND State Statistics plus about 60 detailed databases on Texas."

Regional Economic Data by State - Economic Data - FRB Dallas

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (open access)

Description: Economic statistics for Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.

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SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center

Source: SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center (open access)

Description: "The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities."

State Health Facts

See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

State Health Facts - Texas: At-A-Glance

See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance

statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (open access)

Description: "The Kaiser Family Foundation presents statehealthfacts.orgstatehealthfacts.org, an innovative resource for free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states."
Note: Click here for more information about statehealthfacts.org.

See also: globalhealthfacts.org - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more
See also: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance

statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (open access)

Description: Individual state profile from statehealthfacts.org.

See also: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data

State Snapshots

See: 2014 State Snapshots

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TCDC

See: Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC)

Texas

See: About Texas
See: The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)
See: Regional Economic Data by State - Economic Data - FRB Dallas
See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance
See: Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC)
See: Texas Fact Sheet [USDA]
See: Texas Health Data
See: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics
See: Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
See: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
See: Texas Towns Database
See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics

Texas: At-A-Glance

See: statehealthfacts.org - Your source for state health data - Texas: At-A-Glance

Texas: Population and Demographics

See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics

Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC)

Source: Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC) (open access)

Description: "The Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC) provides information on health professionals, health facilities, demographics and statistics, and community resources via the Internet at no charge. TCDC is an information service, funded by the Texas Cancer Council and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, dedicated to empowering Texans with the knowledge needed to reduce the human and economic impact of cancer."

Texas Fact Sheet

Source: United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS) (open access)

Description: "State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state in the United States."

Texas Health Data

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) (open access)

Coverage: 1990 to date (as soon as the data is compiled and processed).

Description: "Texas Health Data allows the user to customize statistical reports by querying vital records and other health related databases."

See also: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics

Texas Online: About Texas: Population and Demographics

See: TexasOnline : About Texas : Population and Demographics

Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics

Source: Texas Dept. of State Health Services (open access)

Description: "The Center for Health Statistics maintains a population database for all Texas counties that serves many purposes in public health analysis and planning. In addition to providing denominators for the calculation of rates of disease, fertility, and mortality, the dataset supports the understanding of demographic indicators such as birth rates, life expectancy, number of women of childbearing age, population density, and aging of the population. Population projected into the future assists in planning for changes in demand for health services and workforce requirements."

See also: Texas Health Data
See also: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer

Population Data for Texas

See: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics

Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer

Source: Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer (open access)

Description: "The Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, in cooperation with a network of affiliates, functions as a focal point for the distribution of Census information for Texas. The Center also disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas, as well as other information from the federal government, state government, and other sources."

See also: Texas Population Data from the Center for Health Statistics

Texas Towns Database

Source: Texas Almanac (open access)

Description: "Your search can yield towns that once or still exist, including county, population information where available and other names associated with that place."

TexasOnline: About Texas: Population and Demographics

Source: TexasOnline (open access)

Description: "Links for sites with demographic details of Texas broken into state, city and county segments that incorporate business and industry data, climate information, incomes, median and average house prices, individual and household incomes, economic and financial details, national comparisons, census records, reports and online interactive research tools."
Note: "Providing the www.TexasOnline.com web site is a public service, meeting the mission of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)."

Note: Click here for more information about the TexasOnline.

Note: Also available in Spanish.

See also: TexasOnline

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West Texas Atlas of Rural and Community Health

See: The Atlas of Rural and Community Health (ARCH)

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